Nocturnal Landscapes 

Morning Dew 30"x30"

Morning Dew 30"x30"

Crevasse

Crevasse

20"x30" Oil on Canvas

Arctic Mare 24x18

Arctic Mare 24x18

Velvet Sea 24x18

Velvet Sea 24x18

Mudcloth Mountain, Linen Waves  4'x3'

Mudcloth Mountain, Linen Waves 4'x3'

Oil on canvas

Glacial Pace 24x18

Glacial Pace 24x18

Oil on canvas

Wave Break 24x12

Wave Break 24x12

Oil on canvas

Painted Desert

Painted Desert

10"x12" Oil on Canvas

Sold

Sold

Oil on canvas

Lichen Tundra 24x30

Lichen Tundra 24x30

Oil on canvas

Sold

Sold

Oil on canvas

The Wave 24x12

The Wave 24x12

Oil on canvas

Canyon Lands 14x11

Canyon Lands 14x11

Oil on canvas

Low Tide 12x16

Low Tide 12x16

Oil on canvas

Ocean Meets Sand 12x12

Ocean Meets Sand 12x12

Oil on canvas

Fjord 24x30

Fjord 24x30

Oil on canvas

36x30

36x30

Oil on canvas

Grandmother's Hollow 30x24

Grandmother's Hollow 30x24

Oil on canvas

No matter where we are in the world, no matter where we are in stages of life, we all succumb to slumber at some point during our day.  Our bodies, souls, and minds recharge as we sleep.  This series embodies the exploration of painting the specific mark we leave after we wake from that rest.  The etching that remains represents a moment in time.  It is our personal landscape.  Nocturnal Landscapes explores putting this feeling into a physical representation that allows our loved ones to remain with us after they have moved on.  

 

Nocturnal landscapes, created by a loved one’s body imprinted into their bed, are remnants of his/her complete release and journey to the subconscious.  Some may leave a frenzied mountainscape from an active slumber, while others may leave rolling hills from a motionless nocturnal recharge.  I have asked my friends and family members, people I love, to send me a snapshot of their own nocturnal landscapes so that I may create an homage to their state of rest and relaxation.  These paintings are all adulations of the moment and the place that they recharge their inner bodies.